I tried acupuncture an assort pain killers. I have now tried the first in a series of nerve block. This seems to work My vertebra spacing 2 thru 7 appears almost gone. Does anyone have experience on how long does this relief last? I hear from permanently to several years or perhaps several months. These shots effect my sugar readings so I compensate with high dosage of insulin. I also stop my blood thinners Plavix and a baby aspirin for a week for each shot. Pain was insane so I am gambling Wish there where stem cell cures , but that seems to be a daydream.